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Francis R
County Durham, United Kingdom

Peaceful retreat

Review of Matuka Lodge
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 Aug 2019
Enjoyable stay. Had the complimentary G&T and relaxed in the lounge. They had some fruit cake which was amazing. Went when it was -3 in the morning, so not much lounging in the garden, or star gazing, but both definitely seemed possible. Breakfast was tasty.
Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 June 2019

I don't know where to begin. This is a luxury hotel mixed with a quaint B&B that is super relaxing and beautiful. The owners are amazing and do everything to please. We arrived right near the end of season so we had the place to ourselves. It is a beautiful lodge right on a pond with incredible mountain views. Sit by the water, hang by the fireplace, or play games in the tv room. There's a wide selection of snacks, tea, and drinks too. Honestly, if I had to do it again i would skip going to Wanaka and spend more time in Twizel. Tons of paths to walk or bike and some great restaurants. Go here. You will love it.

Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

Our stay was fantastic from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.
We arrived early to the accommodation in the off chance we could check in early and Peter and Jo were so welcoming and allowed us to check in.
The rooms were beautiful and the lodge is the perfect place to relax and just enjoy the moment.
I would highly recommend anyone thinking of going to this area staying at Matuka Lodge.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

It was our absolute pleasure to have you to stay at Matuka and we always try to accommodate an earlier check-in if required.
Thank you for your lovely review,

Best wishes

Pete and Jo

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Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

Beautifully sited lodge, accessible to all places of interests, including fresh salmon(!), with wonderful hosts where conversations flowed easily. Spectacular star gazing right on the property. Leaving this behind to explore the surroundings every morning was most difficult.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Hi Ronald and J

Just loved meeting you both and having you to stay at Matuka it was a very interesting experience for us I learned a lot also!!, so pleased the stars were shining bright for you they are amazing......thank you for writing your review,I hope we may meet again.

Best wishes Jo and Pete

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Reviewed 30 April 2019

Everything from start to finish was fantastic. The owners are lovely people, who are very welcoming and make everyone feel like an honoured guest. The accommodation is first class and the outlook is breathtaking. Delicious home baked food was available to help ourselves to, a welcome drink and a substantial scrumptious breakfast provided. Once we arrived we didn't want to leave; sitting on the deck enjoying a lovely afternoon tea, soaking in the luxurious spa bath; and relaxing in front of the fireplace with a nice glass of wine and a good book to read.

Date of stay: April 2019
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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Our guests are all very special to us, loved the fact that you didn't want to leave just pleased we don't have to!!

Thank you so much for writing your review,

Best regards
Jo

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Reviewed 30 April 2019

WE loved the hospitality and genuine helpfulness of Jo and Peter at the Manuka Lodge. Our stay was only for one night but it was the nicest stay of our holiday in New Zealand. The Lodge is beautifully looked after, the room we stayed in was very comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. All round a great place.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Hi Wayne
Thank you for a fab review and pleased that you found Matuka the nicest stay in NZ ....we are very proud to say we are Tripadvisors Traveller rated #1 B&B in New Zealand 2019.
With very best wishes
Pete and Jo

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